This is a followup to the Photographing Flies thread of a few days ago. There, it was suggested that scanning dry flies probably would not give very good results. I had to see for myself since I hadn't scanned a dry previously. Here are 4 views of a #14 Adams (I know, the fly sucks.) I would have put this up sooner, but it took awhile to figure out where the heck I stored my trout flies since I hadn't used them in about 5 or 6 years. From start to finish, the entire process of scanning the 4 views and doing a little minor "touch up" took a total of 20 minutes. I just wanted to share these results. You may find it good, bad or might even be totally ambivalent about it. This may or may not be a technique or tool you're interested in applying to your own flies, but at least it offers another option beyond trying to photograph without macro or proper lighting. The first image is a "Trout's Eye View" or, probably better stated, from the underside. The second image is a side view, the third a frontal view and the 4th a view from the top and behind. Enjoy! http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/dc/user_files/1637.jpg http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/dc/user_files/1638.jpg http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/dc/user_files/1639.jpg http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/dc/user_files/1640.jpg For 20 minutes worth of work, not too shabby in my humble opinion.